Lemon Popovers with Pecan Honey Butter

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 07, 2023
My mom passed this recipe down to me many years ago. We love the delicate lemon flavor with the pecan honey butter. The popovers are a nice addition to any dinner, but they're especially delicious at breakfast with a bowl of fruit and yogurt. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
Lemon Popovers with Pecan Honey Butter Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons finely chopped toasted pecans, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons honey


  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk until blended. Whisk in flour and salt until smooth (do not overbeat). Stir in 3 tablespoons pecans, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  2. Generously grease a 6-cup popover pan with nonstick spray; fill cups half full with batter. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven setting to 350° (do not open oven door). Bake until deep golden brown, 10-15 minutes longer (do not underbake).
  3. Meanwhile, combine butter, honey and remaining 2 tablespoons pecans. Immediately remove popovers from pan to a wire rack. Pierce side of each popover with a sharp knife to let steam escape. Serve immediately with pecan honey butter.
Traditionally, popover pans are heated in the oven before they are greased and filled with batter. Try this trick to give your popovers an extra-crisp golden exterior with a higher rise.

Nutrition Facts

1 popover with about 2 tablespoons honey butter: 325 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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